Year 1784 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Apr 29 Premiere of Mozart's Violin Sonata in B flat, K.454 at Kärntnerthor Theater in Vienna; violinist Regina Strinasacchi, and Wolfgang Mozart on piano

Musicians Born in 1784

  • Jan 1 William Beale, English composer and baritone, born in Lankrake, Cornwall (d. 1854)
  • Jan 27 Martin-Joseph Mengal, Belgian composer, conductor, and educator (Director of the Royal Conservatory of Ghent, 1835-51), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1851)
  • Jan 31 Carl Wilhelm Henning, German composer and conductor, born in Öls (d. 1867)
  • Feb 3 John Fane, British politician, diplomat (11th Earl of Westmoreland), and composer (Royal Academy of Music, 1830), born in Piccadilly, London (d. 1859)
  • Feb 27 Job Plimpton, American composer and organ builder, born in Medway, Massachusetts (d. 1863)

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Musicians Who Died in 1784

  • Jan 11 Ferdinand Philipp Joseph Lobkowitz, Czech composer, dies at 59
  • Feb 24 Anton Laube, Bohemian composer, dies at 65
  • Apr 2 Pierre Leclair, French composer and violinist, dies at 74
  • Jun 7 Jean-Baptiste Canavas [Canvasso], Italian composer and cellist, dies at 71
  • Jul 1 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, German composer and son of J.S. Bach (Sinfonias 64), dies at 73

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